POLITICS: Don’t be so doom-laden

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Mr Corbyn complains about the media, but is he not the architect of his own complaint?

Is it not he who tells the media, especially the electronic media, that the army is in crisis, the armed forces are in crisis, the NHS is in crisis, care for the elderly is in crisis, our education system is in crisis, we have a housing crisis, a banking crisis, the police service is in crisis, the prison service is in crisis, Brexit is in crisis, the environment is in crisis, and what else?

Ironically, the alleged crisis in our country is so bad that tens of thousands of people from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and many other parts of the world, want to come here to live. Why?

We live in a country that can be described as more civilised than some others; a country where free speech is taken for granted; a country that looks after almost all citizens from the cradle to the grave; a country that connects with over a third of the world’s population through the Commonwealth of Nations.

We have little to be ashamed about for the positives that have come from our country outweigh the negatives by a huge margin.

We do not deserve to be doom-laden, as the broadcasters are encouraged to portray us by Mr Corbyn and his colleagues. We should be confident in our future. Our country is one of the richest countries in the world, and probably the fairest.

To keep it that way we need representation that can do more than make news headlines out of the negatives.

If you kill the Golden Goose, you do not get any more golden eggs.

Alan Thompson

Newbiggin by the Sea